Bring Your Baby to Work Is Every Day at These Vermont Agencies
By Ellie French
Every day is going to be Take Your Child to Work Day for the babies of some Vermont state employees, under a new Scott administration initiative.
Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday launched an “Infants in the Workplace Program” for children between the ages of six weeks and six months old.
All Vermont agencies have been encouraged to opt in to the program. While some are moving ahead; others are taking a wait and see approach. The agencies of Administration, Agriculture, Digital Services, Education, Natural Resources and Transportation and the Department of Labor are the first to officially adopt the Infants in the Workplace Program.
State workers in those agencies can bring babies to work after they get approval from their supervisors, and pass safety and health checks for their workplaces.
Scott said the initiative gives working families “options to give their kids the healthiest possible start to life while allowing them to remain in the workforce if they choose to.”